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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

Liberty University

Of Graduates Would Recommend This School

61%

Rating According to to GradReports.com

Rating According to to OnlineDegreeReviews.org

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Liberty is a private, non-profit Christian doctoral research university based out of Lynchburg, Virginia. The school was founded in 1971 by Baptist leader Jerry Falwell. It now serves over 75,000 students worldwide. It conveys 290 bachelors, 315 masters, and 32 doctoral degrees through 17 distinct colleges. Over 85% of Liberty students take classes online. It has been classified as a doctoral research university by the Carnegie Classification. According to LU, it’s the nation’s largest nonprofit online university, and has pioneered distance learning since 1985. There are over 300 different degrees and certifications offered through Liberty’s online wing. Liberty’s online programs were ranked 5th on BestColleges.com’s “Top 50 Online Colleges of 2018.” It has consistently been ranked highly for its Online Bachelor’s Programs, MBA program and other graduate business programs, graduate Criminal Justice programs, graduate Education programs and graduate Nursing programs.

Common positive reviews of Liberty cite their military discounts, Christian worldview, the honesty and dedication of professors and staff, and how they treat military members.
Common negative reviews said there were some bad professors, that they felt administrators misrepresented the school during the registration process, and that the cost of the school was too high.

Liberty University Performance Metrics

96%

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid

17:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

289

Number of Online Degrees

Online Associate’s Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Information Systems
  • Interdisciplinary Systems
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Psychology
  • Christian Counseling
  • Religion

Online Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Aviation (2 specializations)
  • Psychology (7 specializations)
  • Social Work
  • Business (29 specializations)
  • Divinity (6 specializations)
  • Education (3 specializations)
  • General Studies (2 specializations)
  • Government (14 specializations)
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Music: Worship Studies
  • Nursing (2 specializations)
  • Visual Arts: Graphic Design

Online Master’s Degrees

  • Arts & Sciences (3 specializations)
  • Behavioral Sciences (29 specializations)
  • Business (48 specializations)
  • Communication (4 specializations)
  • Divinity (39 specializations)
  • Education (22 specializations)
  • General Studies (2 specializations)
  • Government (16 specializations)
  • Health Sciences (8 specializations)
  • Music (7 specializations)
  • Nursing (5 specializations)
  • Visual Arts (2 specializations)

Online Course Report Rankings Featuring Liberty University

Rankings

10

Facts about American Public University

  • It’s the largest private, nonprofit university in the country.
  • Liberty serves students in over 86 countries and all 50 American states.
  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Liberty University Locations

  • Online
  • Lynchburg, Virginia

Liberty University Online Learning Features

Liberty allows students to transfer in up to 75% of their degree in applicable credits, leading to much faster graduation rates than many comparable schools. It requires no standardized testing. Liberty has been offering distance education since before the Internet was invented (1985), giving them a leg up on conveying higher education online compared to many of their competitors. Students also have significant flexibility in completing weekly assignments, and a wealth of library, writing, study and IT support resources and services offered from the school. If you’re religious Christian, you’ll find an online community to foster your faith, including support from Liberty pastors. 88% of Liberty online students were employed 6 months after graduating from the school.